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Hwang Seon Tae | SUNLIGHT


(cover) Living Room with Sunshine I Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit 180 x 104 x 5.5 cm, 2013


HWANG SEON TAE | SUNLIGHT

Hwang Seon Tae

was born in South Korea in 1972. He studied at Kyunghee

University (B.F.A) and trained in glass art and sculpture at the University of Art and Design, Halle, Germany. He later completed his postgraduate studies in Glass Art, at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in 2006. The deracinated interiors of Hwang Seon Tae bring to mind Edward Hopper’s moments of suspended time. The Korean conceptualist, Suh Do-ho, once precisely recreated his apartment in New York and his flat in Seoul in nylon and silk drapes respectively, and left a similar sense of longing to that left by Hwang’s still impressions. Longing rather than loss; for these interiors are quiet contemplative spaces. These minimalist interiors offer a rare moment of solace. As the light emanates through the windows, Hwang instills an instant feeling of calm and clarity of thought in the viewer. A place that offers the opportunity to breathe freely and face life on one’s own terms. In an age where we are becoming increasingly more reliant on new media and material culture, we live in a generation obsessed with ourselves and each other. The boundaries between public and private life are increasingly becoming less distinguished and there is little left to be deciphered or discovered. It seems there is no longer a place for privacy, even within the confines of our own homes. Hwang’s spaces provide a refreshing release from societal pressures and show us that we do not need to let consumerism invade every aspect of our life. Hwang Seon Tae has exhibited extensively across South Korea, New York, Germany and Austria. In 2005, he won the Grand Prize for both the ‘Merseburger Kunstpreis’ and the ‘Leowenhof-Foerderpreis’.

The Empty Room Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit 116 x 73 x 4.5 cm, 2013


Room with Garden View Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 116 x 73 x 4.5 cm, 2013


Room with Sunshine Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 71 x 53 x 4.5 cm, 2013

Room with Chair Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 71 x 53 x 4.5 cm, 2013


Staircase with Winter Landscape Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 116 x 73 x 4.5 cm, 2013


Living Room with Forest View Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 163 x 123 x 5.5 cm, 2013


The Sunshine Room Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit 80 x 102 x 5 cm, 2013


Living Room from Above Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 102 x 80 x 5 cm, 2013

Lazy Afternoon Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 102 x 80 x 5 cm, 2013


Room with View of Trees Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 71 x 53 x 4.5 cm, 2013

Bedroom Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 53 x 71 x 4.5 cm, 2013


Garden View Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 180 x 104 x 5.5 cm, 2013


Living Room with Sunshine II Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 163 x 123 x 5.5 cm, 2012


Sky View Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 116 x 73 x 4.5 cm, 2013


Room with Doorway Light Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 53 x 71 x 4.5 cm, 2013

Bedroom with Light Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 53 x 71 x 4.5 cm, 2013


Afternoon Sunlight Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 116 x 73 x 4.5 cm, 2013


Living Room with Sunshine I Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 180 x 104 x 5.5 cm, 2013


Staircase with Sunshine Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit 123 x 163 x 5.5 cm, 2012


Living Room with Garden View II Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 116 x 73 x 5.5 cm, 2012


The Sunshine Room III Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 102 x 80 x 5cm, 2012

The Sunshine Room II Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 102 x 80 x 5cm, 2013


Afternoon Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit 102 x 81 x 8 cm, 2012


Living Room with Sunshine III Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 163 x 123 x 5.5 cm, 2012


Window Tempered glass, Decalcomania and LED backlit, 116 x 73 x 5.5 cm, 2012


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Hwang Seon Tae | Sunlight  

These LED backlit minimalist interiors by Hwang Seon Tae offer a rare moment of solace. As the light emanates through the windows, Hwang ins...